Meet the Sutton Grange Care Home Team

Our staff are what hold the home together. Each one of these team members are dedicated to providing high quality care and services to those we support, and ensuring that residents enjoy all aspects of life at our home. See below to meet some of our friendly faces:

Anna Paule

Operations Manager

Hi, my name is Anna and I am an Operations Manager for Barchester, currently acting as the General Manager here at Sutton Grange. Welcome to our website!

Thank you for taking the time to look further into what we have to offer to you or your loved one. Here is an opportunity to look at some of our staff team in the home and who all play a vital role in day-to-day life.

I am kind and compassionate and I focus on providing a safe, warm and caring environment for everyone I support. Any form of merit is a group achievement and when celebrated together creates an amazing workplace which rubs off on everyone.

I look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Gemma Katoorah

Deputy Manager

Hello. My Name is Gemma and I am the Deputy Manager here at Sutton Grange.

I started working at Sutton Grange in 2012 as a nurse and I have recently been promoted to Deputy Manager

I am now privileged to be part of the management team, where we strive to make sure that each resident feels at home and that each family knows theirloved one is being looked after by truly caring professionals.

Nick Connell

Mental Health Nurse

Hi, I'm Nick, I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse here at Sutton Grange,  I joined the team in 2022. 

Prior to joining the team I worked in specialist mental health roles supporting those with learning difficulties and cognitive impairment for over 30 years.  Working with our elderly generation is extremely rewarding and I only wish I'd done it sooner.  Sutton Grange is a special place and I am proud to be part of the team - plus there is never a dull moment.

My Wife and I are lucky enough to share our home with our many dogs, horses and cats.  They all keep me very busy, safe to say we are animal mad!

Dean McKeown

Head Chef

I have been Head Chef at Sutton Grange since August 2016. Prior to that I worked in another Barchester home in Kent. I have 25 years experience in catering, working in restaurants and at major Blue Ribbon Events. I am responsible for the day to day operations of the kitchen. I also make sure that residents needs and wishes are met and that they are treated in a dignified manner by myself and my team.I am always available to speak to if you require any information.

Paul Goodyer

Maintenance Manager

Hi, my name is Paul and I have worked at Sutton Grange for a number of years as the homes Maintenance Assistant. Within that time I have learned many things about the role which gave me the skills and experience to become the homes Maintenance Manager in December 2020.

I fully enjoy all aspects of my role and not only ensuring the Sutton Grange maintains a high standard of safety, I love engaging with all the residents daily, chatting with everyone making a difference each day.

Julie Weaver

Head of Housekeeping

Hi, My name is Julie and I am Head Housekeeper here at Sutton Grange.

I am enjoying my role and getting used to all my duties which include organising the residents laundry and rooms are kept to a very high standard and ensuring that all the communal areas of the home are clean and tidy. Alongside this I manage the domestic team and ensure they perform their duties to the highest of standards for residents.

Sharon Abram

Admin Assistant

Hi, im Sharon and I have been working at Sutton Grange since 2018 an I love it at the home.

I enjoy my role in taking calls, meeting and greeting family members and professionals as they enter the building.

I enjoy being part of the wonderful staff team at Sutton Grange and look forward to meeting you all when you visit.

Michelle Hogan

Care Assistant

Hi, I'm Michelle, I joined the care team as a Care Assistant in 2022. 

I ensure all our Residents are cared for to the highest standards.  I make sure everyone is happy and that their days are fulfilled.  I encourage friendships and ensure Residents have a good routine.

I want our Residents to be happy and to live their best lives at Sutton Grange.


Rebecca Nicholls

Care Assistant

Hi I'm Rebecca, I work as a Care Assistant at Sutton Grange.  I joined the team in 2017 and I am currently training to be a nurse.

Spending time with the Residents is so rewarding and I am passionate about providing the best care possible - our Residents deserve it. 

Outside of work, I enjoy travelling and exploring what the world has to offer.


Alison Wareing

Activities Co-Ordinator

Hi, I'm Alison.  I am the Activities Co-ordinator here at Sutton Grange, I joined the team in 2016. 

I grew up in the local area and started my career working with animals.  After I had my daughter, and before I joined Barchester, I trained as a teacher and taught lipreading and communication.  The skills I learnt have been invaluable in my role today.

Now, I fill my days spending time with our wonderful Residents, helping them to live their lives to the fullest. I try to make a difference in someone’s life each day.


Pet Therapy Dog

This is Negan, Sutton Grange's well known Pet Therapy Dog! Negan is 2 years old, and comes to work everyday with Mum Alison, our Activities Assistant.

She loves to spend time with our residents, whether that be playing or keeping them company with a cuddle. Negan also loves to lie in the sun and have a run around our beautiful gardens.

She is usually easy to find, so if you see her on one of your visits, be sure to stop and say hi!